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Old 08-30-2004, 03:27 AM   #1
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online practice of linux commands


Hi friends
i 'm a person new to the linux world. I want to practice on various linux issues like commands , scripts etc. But the problem here is that, i don't have a system of my own right now. so I was wondering whether i could do my practice on-line, over a website which could provide me a editor to practice various linux issues and could act as a virtual computer for me.

I hope i have made my point clear.
Please reply if any one have any suggestions over the issue.

Thanks
Bye
 
Old 08-30-2004, 03:35 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ!

Probably the easiest thing to do would be to download a Linux LIVE CD, whereby
you can run a Linux OS from a CD and RAM, never touching the hard drive. And
then you can go to some places such as http://tille.soti.org/training/tldp/index.html
which will introduce you to Linux. You'll also get to practice some commands.

You can get an iso image plus complete instructions for how to make a bootable CD
from http://www.linuxiso.org/
 
Old 08-30-2004, 03:35 AM   #3
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There is a livecd called knoppix which will run linux from a bootable cd without installing linux on the harddisk

http://www.knoppix.com/
 
Old 08-30-2004, 03:39 AM   #4
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On the ISO Linux site there are several, but which are LIVE CDs aren't clear.
You can get the Slackware Linux CD2 and run it as a LIVE CD. And the address
for Knoppix is http://www.knopper.net/knoppix/index-en.html
I believe the one that ends in .com is incorrect.
 
Old 08-30-2004, 06:49 AM   #5
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The live cd solution is undoubtedly very good, but I'm just thinking about having to boot out of windows and boot into the linux CD: let's face it, it takes about 5 minutes all told.

For certain people, it may happen that having a web-based linux simulation is more convenient. I expect if it has to be web based, google should *eventually* come up with a site that does have it.
 
Old 08-30-2004, 07:38 AM   #6
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Unless I'm mistaken, it's impossible to run a virtual operating system via
web interface. And even if it is, why would one want to? Especially when
the use of a CD running in RAM provides the real OS and you can even
save files.

Btw - what in the world is classstrugglix-0.0.1? I know there are tons of
Linux distros. Have you built one also, or is this just a ruse?

I personally think he should d/l Slackware and wrestle it to the blood!
 
Old 08-30-2004, 09:39 AM   #7
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putting it in those terms, it could appear to be rather heavy duty.

Maybe the requirement isn't so demanding - after all the objective seems to be practice for a newcomer to Linux. Perhaps, "virtual web based linux os" is a bit of overkill for that particular need. Up to the thread starter to clarify I expect.

In many ways he could set up a ssh client in his windows to a remote linux training machine where he could fiddle around with basic bash command handling, quite a necessary linux skill.

Also doing the quiz on bash here on LQ is a short piece of "practice" so to speak. Depends on the requirement.

Yeh, I was aiming for irony with my denoted linux distro. I know it mightn't suit everybody taste in humor, but I don't think it's offensive, perhaps a bit misleading, sure ...
 
Old 08-30-2004, 09:51 AM   #8
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This pkg: http://www.cygwin.com/ provides Linux tools/cmds on Windows/DOS. I imagine there will be some Linux cmds missing, 'cos it wouldn't make sense on that platform, but it'd be a very good start and quite handy as well.
 
Old 08-30-2004, 12:48 PM   #9
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hi

to practice linux commands one site which gives u a linux shell on the internet is

www.rootshell.be

regards
 
Old 08-30-2004, 12:55 PM   #10
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How about just finding a free shell account and telnet or ssh-ing into it? Try doing this in a windows terminal:
Code:
telnet sdf.lonestar.org
Its netbsd not linux but its close enough for your purposes.
 
Old 09-02-2004, 10:46 PM   #11
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Thanks,

thanks to all. ur advices would really work over here. So many views together really provide u with new dimensions to think over any issue.

Thanks again
 
Old 09-02-2004, 10:51 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by p_test
Thanks,

thanks to all. ur advices would really work over here. So many views together really provide u with new dimensions to think over any issue.

Thanks again
When you've tried some of them, please post back and let us
know what worked for you. This will also help someone else
who searches for the same information and comes across your
thread.

Btw - where is "over here?" You could put that in your LQ UserCP ----> look there
 
Old 09-03-2004, 04:33 AM   #13
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hi there

i have been using rootshel.be
and ot to know about sdf.lonestart.org
and it works like charm!!!
it has a very good workin environ along with help

regards
 
Old 09-03-2004, 04:34 AM   #14
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hi there

i have been using rootshell.be
and got to know about sdf.lonestar.org from this thread
and it works like charm!!!
it has a very good workin environ along with help

regards
 
Old 09-21-2004, 10:59 AM   #15
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Hi
I have started using sdf.lonestar.org. it is really a great help and a wonderfull environment to work in. Apart from this i have created a user login for myself on a local system as well . Thanks for all the advices
 
  


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